|Event buttons and Goodie Bag Swag|
Saturday brought open sewing at Fabric Depot, Charity Sewing at Modern Domestic, and Shop Hopping all over Pdx!
Open Sewing at Fabric Depot:
|Paula's cute Hello Kitty machine|
|Lara and Joleen consulting on design options|
Charity Sewing at Modern Domestic:
|September BOM, Urban Chicken, designed by Michelle Freedman|
|Charity Top of Urban Chicken|
Saturday night's dinner was very Portland--super casual at a food cart pod! Cartopia is close to the hotel and full of yummy choices, including Cajun/BBQ, Fried Hand Pies, Mexican, Crepes, Grilled PBJ sandwiches, Poutine and Gourmet French Fries, and Wood Fire Pizza.
|Brittany, Paula, James, Barb|
Sunday morning consisted of a delicious champagne brunch at Acapulco restaurant. Who has time to take pictures when you're trying to visit with new and old friends and shovel scrumptious food into your face? Although the Shop Hop continued through Sunday our last "event" was officially shopping at Cool Cottons.
Shop Hop Finds:
|Holly's Cool Cottons Finds|
|Yarn Bombing seen around Portland|
|Tasty, tasty Madrona Road by Violet Craft, found at Fabric Depot|
|Sonja draping herself in pretties|
|Delicious Essex from Modern Domestic|
The best part of the weekend? Making new friends! Stay tuned in September for a very special Vice President Swap between Portland and Vancouver. Portland may just get a little more sweet, sweet Amy Dame action, and if Vancouver can put up with Mary Ann, I may be at some VMQG events (doing manicures, natch!)
Find part 1 of this post here.
Thank you to everyone who allowed me to use their wonderful pictures: Kimberly Lumapas, Michelle Freedman, Holly Broadland, Christina Lane, Sherri Chalke, Cecilia Lehmann, and official meetup photographer Amy Kowalski!
--Mary Ann, PMQG VP